PT ZONE: Scrap Reclaim

ACS Group Opens New Technology Center
Less than a half mile from its primary manufacturing operations, auxiliary equipment supplier ACS Group has opened a new technology center in New Berlin, Wisc. More (+)
SIZE REDUCTION: Force-Fed Granulator for PET Bottles
Unit operates at throughputs to 7 tons/hr. More (+)


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K Reporter’s Notebook Materials: Manifold Printed for Plastic Engine; Material Reclaimed from Airbags; High Heat Nylon Doesn’t Need Stabilizers

Several new materials are being launched and discussed a K 2016 Solvay, including some very interesting strides in additive manufacturing.

Video: Rapid’s Open-Hearted Design for New Family of Shredders

Size-reduction technology specialist Rapid Granulator introduced The Raptor Series, a new family of shredders for plastics.

Collaboration on Recycling Chewing Gum into TPEs

Teknor Apex teamed up with U.K.’s Gumdrop to divert gum waste from landfills and into TPEs.

New Pilot Program Aims to Jump Start Automotive PP, TPO Recycling

The goal of the ELV Recycling Demonstration Project is to develop collection and recovery methods for PP and TPO that are technically and economically feasible.

Single-Serve Package Reduces Carbon Footprint By Over 30%

The Freshpack is tailored to workplaces and reduces emissions from raw material extraction by 40% by eliminating aluminum.

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OVERVIEW:
Scrap Reclaim

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Processors of all types try to avoid generating scrap, but when it is made it generally is re-used by putting it back into the process. Production (or post-industrial) scrap includes off-spec parts, sprues, edge trim from film and sheet, and the like. It is usually reduced in size by devices such as granulators, shredders and pulverizers, and re-fed into the processing machine.


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